TESTIMONIALS


 

TALKS, INTERVIEWS, HOSTING & CHAIRING

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - THE MISSING LINK

"Tazeen delivered a fascinating, fun and engaging workshop on the importance of utilising emotional intelligence in the workplace. The session was full of enlightening research and take-away exercises to help us think through our own strengths and challenges, as well as practical tips on how to strategise better and master our goals. Tazeen's a confident and experienced speaker and this was a really popular session with lots of good energy. We've already had loads of positive feedback and everyone who attended went away understanding more about themselves and how they like to work."

- OFCOM, APR 2016

 

AFTER-PLAY PANEL HOSTING ON THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE

"Thank you so much for last night’s thought-provoking and fascinating discussion. You allowed them all to share their insight with great clarity and ease, and so much ground was covered in the limited time. Really pleased with how it went, and so grateful for your invaluable contribution."

- NATIONAL THEATRE, APR 2016

 

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TALK

"Tazeen is a highly engaging and compelling speaker.  She is able to deliver impactful and provocative content - in our case, an excellent discussion around EQ to an audience of [mainly male] technology services executives - in a way that somehow managed to simultaneously challenge and charm. During her presentation, the whole room was engaged and energised to consider topics well out of the traditional "comfort zone" far beyond my expectations, and feedback afterwards was overwhelmingly positive.”  

- SERVICE SOURCE, NOV 2016

 

INTROVERSION: A SUPERPOWER @ GOOGLE

"Thanks Tazeen for speaking at Google about Introversion as a superpower. I found the session to be one of the most insightful and impactful sessions I've hosted at Google, and from the discussion and questions it was clear to see that it was thought-provoking for many attendees. The session was slick, professional and a great balance of information and interaction. If everyone in the workplace attended this session the world would be a much better place!"

— GOOGLE, JUNE 2015

 

LONELINESS CONFERENCE: RED CROSS & THE COOP

"The event was a resounding success and Tazeen was a major reason for this. She ensured that we had a really engaging, informative and thought-provoking event, which the packed audience enjoyed.... the feedback we've had has been hugely positive. She ran the session in such a seamless yet engaging and inclusive fashion." 

- CO-OP, DEC 2016

 

MEDIA TRAINING FOR 'ON ROAD MEDIA'

"Tazeen was able to make attendees feel comfortable  and encouraged but also challenged, giving them the opportunity to prepare well and learn on the spot. Her expertise was incredibly valuable on the day - and her understanding of the issues ensured her sensitivity around discussion and also supported trainees to be themselves. She offered useful feedback on how to engage with the media and how to cultivate trusted relationships."

- ALANA AVERY, PROJECT MANAGER, JUNE 2017

 

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEUR EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016 - LONDON HILTON PARK LANE

"Tazeen Ahmad proved to be an excellent host. She not only commanded the stage and our audience made up of our organisation’s members and many VIPs and dignitaries, she did it with humour and plenty of verve and style. I was very happy with the way she hosted our event."

- BAJLOOR RASHID MBE, PRESIDENT UKBCCI

 

SHAKESPEARE AT SELFRIDGES: HOST OF PANEL DISCUSSION

"Thank you for your graceful handling of the Shakespeare evening. I enjoyed it thoroughly and thought you were just wonderful." 

- BEN OKRI, AUTHOR 

 

NETWORKING FOR THE NETWORKING AVERSE - TALK

"Thanks so much again for your amazing session! We wanted someone from outside of our industry to provide a thought provoking, interactive session that would set the tone for the whole event.  Tazeen's session was just brilliant and it had our participants engaged from the off.  We wouldn't hesitate to have Tazeen as a speaker at future events."

- SNAPP FESTIVAL APRIL 2017

 

NETWORKING: A MASTERCLASS

"We approached Tazeen in 2015 to devise and lead a session on networking for delegates on our entry-level TV talent scheme, The Network, which runs as part of the Edinburgh TV Festival, and helps 60 young people kickstart their career in television. Tazeen put together an entertaining and informative workshop tailored to introverts and extroverts alike. She made delegates feel at ease and gave lots of useful practical tips. All the advice  felt very unique amongst networking sessions. Tazeen’s session had a powerful, long-lasting effect on a lot of our delegates, and many have found jobs as a direct result of guidance she gave. As the original session went so well, we invited Tazeen back to deliver the session again in 2016 and we’ve asked Tazeen to return in 2017. " 

- THE NETWORK, EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL 2016


EQ WORKSHOPS

"Thank you for tonight's class; I found it far less terrifying than I'd feared and  will certainly be trying out some of the tips. I'm also going to recommend to a couple of couples who are equally reticent about networking that they should come to your class, and soon... my job is assessing speakers, about 1000 at the last count - you were excellent." - Katherine, attendee at a workshop on neworking 

"Tazeen's workshop was a fantastic combination of thought-provoking questions for self-refection and interactive exercises where I could learn from others. I highly recommend this workshop for to anyone who is looking to improve their emotional intelligence and find out more about themselves." - May Kwong, coaching client and attendee at EQ workshop  

"I really enjoyed the workshop; it has made me think about things so differently!" - Catriona Kennedy, coaching client & attendee at EQ workshop

"Tazeen put together an entertaining and informative workshop tailored to sensitive people, introverts and extroverts alike. She explained how these personality traits could benefit us and gave us lots of tips. I found the practical tips very useful as well as the practice for real-life settings. I feel much more confident about how networking should work and just one week after her session, I am already reaping the benefits." - Holly Barrett


COACHING & CONSULTING

"Tazeen Ahmad is the genuine article – articulate, emotionally intelligent and uniquely gifted.... Her coaching would be a gift to any individual.” - The School of Life

"Razor sharp intelligence, dedication to her craft, and genuine warmth make Tazeen a leader in this field. Each hour spent with her is fast track access to a host of practical resources and emotional toolkits that have enhanced every aspect of my life. Through her rigorous research and own continuing professional development, Tazeen had a range of relevant and evidence-based disciplines at her fingertips from psychology to leadership development to assertiveness techniques." -TH

"I first met Tazeen at one of her talks. Coaching helped me solve what work I should I be doing, why I should be doing it and most importantly what I'm good at. I found Tazeen very patient, insightful, clear and professional in her role as coach. Ultimately I wouldn't be where I am now without the sessions. Thank you, I am most grateful." - Ian N

"Tazeen is a gifted coach who kindly guided me through the process of getting to know myself better. It has been an invaluable experience!" - Catarina Silva Santos, Neurologist

"It was extremely useful spending time with someone outside of the organisation to discuss issues and concerns. Tazeen was able to guide me to find solutions that helped me see the wood through the trees." - Jane Featherstone, Deputy Chief Executive

Tazeen has an approachability which instantly makes you feel at ease. she pushes and pulls you in new directions, challenging your assumptions and behaviours to look at what you can better control and change. we spent time discussing solutions and strategies to help me perform to the best of my ability and I came away feeling empowered to make changes. Tazeen's insight was hugely valuable." - Lizzie D'Angelo, PR Manager